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Triptych New Montgomery & Market Second Street Warfield Fox Theatre, 1929 Second Street II Second Street @ Twilight Golden Gate Theatre 33 New Montgomery Clock III Mid-Market Departure New Hibernia A New Day: 6th and Market Enchanted Theatre SOMA Rising The Palace and Carpets, diptych II A New Day 6th and Market, Phase One SOMA Rises Again SOMA Scene Hibernia meets Furniture and Carpets 33 New Montgomery Clock Marriott Almighty 33 New Montgomery Clock II The Palace and Carpets, diptych I Work in Progress Work in Progress, Phase One A Work in Progress A Mysterious Icon Rising Still

Enchanted Theatre
Size: 28.5" x 12.5"
Medium: Oil on panel
Date: 2002
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Kimball-Rosendahl Collection, Napa, CA.

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre exudes the essence of a sacred monument. It is situated at 1 Taylor Street, intersected at an angle between Market Street and Golden Gate Avenue, in the Tenderloin and SOMA districts. Crossing Sixth Street, one of the busiest and most squalid streets in San Francisco, the Golden Gate Theatre stands independently: an elegant icon that overpowers the ugliness. “Form and function must compliment one another…a theatre must not only be beautiful but completely functional”, said the architect G. Albert Lansburgh. He built the theatre in the 1920’s. The theatre showed silent films for over 50 years. During the 1960’s, it was converted into a two-screen theatre. It suffered little damage, restored as a single auditorium and reopened in 1979 as a Performing Arts Center. Its grand structure has a marvelous Art Deco sign. The most attractive feature of this theatre is its exterior dome. This is an exquisite, provocative and voluptuous metallic silver dome.

Enchanted Theatre, one of a series of paintings devoted to San Francisco’s Sixth Street, presents a frontal and linear painting of the Golden Gate Theatre, adding two tall towers at opposite corners enclosing the theatre. Enchanted Theatre is painted in a monochromatic mint green and cream palette, accompanied by its atmosphere, the original wooden panel surface. This theatre stands solid, in form partly a cathedral shape, due to its tall towers, which continue skyward.  

Enchanted Theatre was exhibited during Patricia's Solo Show titled New Paintings, at SOMA Gallery, San Francisco, March 2004.

Enchanted Theatre is featured in Patricia's book entitled, SOMA SEEN, published in 2008.



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